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Enjoy nature with a low carbon footprint!
Jim Densham – Senior Land Use Policy Officer (Climate), Scotland. Way back in July, when the days were long and there were leaves on the trees, I wrote in this blog about Green Travel to Green Places , my RSPB sabbatical. My plan was to travel to RSPB reserves in Scotland to collect stories...
23 Nov 2012
When a developer messes up somewhere, he hurts the industry everywhere
Guest post by Kelsie Pettit, Energy and Climate Policy Officer, RSPB Scotland The above words, spoken by a colleague from Birdlife International at the European launch of the Good Practice Wind project (GP Wind), are a reflection on the global community in which we live. Our insatiable media and...
23 Aug 2012
Adapting to change:wildlife and people of the Inner Forth
Dominated by the Grangemouth oil refinery and Longannet coal-fired power station, the Inner Forth in Central Scotland might seem like an odd place for a vast area of visionary wildlife conservation. But when the RSPB’s UK climate change team came together on a rainy Scottish morning, the Forth...
19 Jul 2012
New RSPB research on windfarms and birds
The Guardian has published an article on the effects of windfarms on birds that despite a slightly unfortunate headline presents an excellent overview of recently published research by the RSPB (see the full research paper .) The study focused on upland windfarm sites in Scotland and the North of...
13 Apr 2012
Scotland election results suggest good news for climate and peat
I had thought I’d be writing this Scottish election results blog article in about a weeks time after much party negotiating, coalition rumouring and new Government formation. But with Alex Salmond and his SNP having just held Clackmannanshire and Dunblane they already have an overall majority in...
6 May 2011
Scottish politicians grilled on climate change and nature
Blogger - Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer, Scotland On Wednesday evening, I got my laptop out 5 minutes before the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland climate debate was due to start only to remember that the sound was broken so I had to (politely) ask my wife to put the online food shopping...
15 Apr 2011
A positive step in the right direction
Blogger - Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer, Scotland I don’t think I’ve been this excited about technology since we got a colour TV in the 1980s. On Wednesday evening I’ll be getting the kids to bed and then sitting down at the computer with a drink to watch the first...
11 Apr 2011
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